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Devonian Gardens

*From June 23, 2015 until fall 2015, portions of Devonian Gardens will be closed to the public in order to repair planter leaks. For more information and regular updates, please visit the city of Calgary website 

http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/Downtown-parks/Devonian-Gardens.aspx?redirect=/devo

 

When Devonian Gardens opened in 1977, it was a state-of-the-art facility that attracted international attention. Over 30 years later, much of the infrastructure had exceeded its lifecycle, and The City of Calgary Parks embarked on a complete renovation of this key downtown attraction. Reopened on June 27, 2012, this "urban oasis" is Calgary's only indoor public park.

Step into a garden of tropical plants and natural light. Meandering walkways lead guests past water fountains, over tree-decked plazas, to ponds teaming with fish. There is also a "living wall" within the Gardens - a favourite spot for photos. Children can enjoy the indoor playground or take in various drop-in programs.

Experience the 10,000 shrubs, 1.5 million pounds of soil and the 550 trees used to re-create this "tropical oasis".
 

Drop-in programs at Devonian Gardens

Bring your budding botanist and come play in Devonian Gardens! Participate in a fun-filled, hands-on drop-in activity.

For more information, visit http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Programs/Dropin-programs.aspx

Park Features:
•Over 550 tropical palm trees, 18 species
•Public and family washrooms
•Seating throughout
•Meeting room and event spaces
•Children's playground
•Birthday parties
•Wheelchair accessible
•Ponds and water features with fish
•Education programs
 

About the park

When Devonian Gardens opened in 1977, it was a state-of-the-art facility that attracted international attention. Over 30 years later, much of the infrastructure had exceeded its lifecycle, and The City of Calgary Parks embarked on a complete renovation of this key downtown attraction. Reopened on June 27, 2012, this "urban oasis" is Calgary's only indoor public park.

Step into a garden of tropical plants and natural light. Meandering walkways lead guests past water fountains, over tree-decked plazas, to ponds teaming with fish. There is also a "living wall" within the Gardens - a favourite spot for photos. Children can enjoy the indoor playground or take in various drop-in programs.

 

Bookings: 

For all bookings, permits and approvals,please call the City of Calgary at 3-1-1 or 403-268-CITY (2489) if calling from outside Calgary.

The Boardroom

The Boardroom in Devonian Gardens is located above the Event Room overlooking the Gardens. Complete with a skylight to provide natural light, it's the perfect place for your next corporate meeting.

The Boardroom includes:

  • 15 person capacity.
  • Flip charts, white board and large TV monitor for your presentations.
  • Use of balcony overlooking the Gardens.
  • Available year-round.

Photography

Photography and filming permits are required for all professional sessions in the Devonian Gardens.

Event Bookings

Devonian Gardens provides a unique setting for your corporate function, wedding, social event or photography session. The Gardens can accommodate 15 – 350 people. Take advantage of its convenient location, tropical setting and year-round accessibility.

The Terrace

The Terrace is ideal for wedding ceremonies, corporate galas and fundraisers. This area accommodates up to 350 people in a variety of seating arrangements. Guests will mingle amongst the palm trees and meander past ponds filled with fish.​

The Terrace includes:

  • Maximum 350 person capacity for receptions and social events.
  • Maximum 150 person capacity for wedding ceremonies.
  • Available year-round

The Event Room

Looking for a distinctive space for your next small private function? Devonian Gardens’ Event Room provides you and your guests a private space with palm trees and skylights overlooking the downtown skyline.

The Event Room includes:

  • 80 person capacity.
  • Available year-round.

The Gallery

Located on the +30 level of the Gardens, the Gallery offers a unique space for your next cocktail reception.

The Gallery includes:

  • 150 person capacity; standing only.
  • Available year-round

For more information, visit http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Bookings/Before-booking-Devonian-Gardens.aspx.

Garden Etiquette

Devonian Gardens is Calgary’s only indoor park. When visiting the garden, please respect the uniqueness of the plant collection and facility by following these simple rules:

1.It is prohibited to disturb any part of the plant collection including seed collecting, fruit or flower picking.
2.Do not step into planted beds.
3.Do not place or throw coins into the ponds. Coins can be harmful to fish.
4.Be considerate of all other visitors to the garden.​​​​

Park Hours:

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. -  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. -  Thursday & Friday
noon to 5 p.m. - Sundays & holidays
(Closed Christmas Day & New Year's Day)

For more information, call 3-1-1, 403-268-CITY (2489) if calling from outside Calgary, or inquire online.

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